A punching tool is either installed in a die set or produced with a guide plate.
The body of a punching tool is made up of a base plate, a die, a guide plate, a cutting punch, a punch retaining plate, a hardened punch pressure plate and a head plate with clamping pins.
The coil is fed either by a side cutter or a feeder. If only smaller quantities of parts are required, it is sufficient to stop the coil at a pin.
Between the single workpieces there are bars which keep the waste of the coil together. In a progressive tool, the finished parts just as the waste fall downwards.
In a compound tool, only the waste of the coil falls whereas the workpieces are pressed back in the coil.